The Pen 31st issue

Editor’s letter: Key to bliss in this life and in the next Yunus Emre Pehlivan The fruit that sweetens as it matures: Patience Zafer ODABAŞ An amazing art on body: Aging Dr. Abuzer ÖZKAN Things brought by time & the Risale-i Nur Dr. Muhammed Bostan Truths that refute evolution Assoc. Prof. Umut Muhammed Said Çavuş Honesty and man Rıdvan GENÇ Magician executioner Mustafa Topöz Want to make your less more? Atty. Hakkı Aygün | Head of Hayrat Aid Electromagnetic waves around us and their influence on health Dr Serdar ÖZDEMİR…

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Imam Nursi and the issues of iman

Dr Muhammed Mustafa / University of Khartoum, Sudan The role played by Imam Nursi in the field of Islamic propagation was, and still is, a very important and significant role. It is reported in a sound hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) that Allah (SWT) will bring to this ummah every century an outstanding scholar in order to renew the iman (faith) and religion. It is obvious that Imam Nursi was one of those scholars who did very well in this regard. When we look deeply at the time of…

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The Pen 30th issue

Editor’s letter: The person who has lived the Qur’an in his life the most Yunus Emre PEHLİVAN Answers to the claims of Deism Mustafa TOPOZ Four functions of Sunnah Ali CIRIT Our duty is to serve Dr Muhammed BOSTAN  Cooperation and division of labour Zeynelabidin YILDIRIM The moment we are most close to Allah Arif Emre GUNDUZ Essence of the intention Kudret UGUR Those who have hardship in wealth, and wealth in hardship Idris TUZUN Broken mirrors, broken worlds Dr Ebuzer OZKAN  One who eats halal does not become rebellious Recep Said YILDIRIM Keeping one’s promise Ali SEMERCI Cure…

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The person who has lived the Qur’an in his life the most

Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah. The Sunnah of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (blessings and peace be upon him) – the entire words, actions and approval attributed to him – is the most important source after the Qur’an. By following the Sunnah we implement the Qur’an into daily life. The life of our Prophet is entirely Qur’an centred. He based his every behaviour, word and deed on the Qur’an. He acted according to the rulings of the Qur’an. We learn how our Creator, Allah Most High, will be pleased with us from…

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Finding pretexts for attacking the pious predecessors

Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah, Today there are some people who want to spread their denial of the Schools of Legal Thought. They claim equality with the imams of the Schools of Legal Thought, the great mujtahid (interpreters) of the law, by saying “They were humans like us, why should we be compelled to follow them?” They even claim equality with the sahaba (companions). However, they talk as if they are from Ahl al-Sunnah (the people of sunnah) when they give lectures. In this way, they try to convince their audience…

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Power and politics

Power must serve the truth “If the principles in the wisdom, the honesty in the administration, the laws in the truth, and the bases in the power are not relied upon and not asked for help, they become neither successful nor effective among the nation. When the marks of Islam are neglected and abandoned in shariah, they are not relied upon and they are not trustworthy.” (Imam Bediuzzaman Said Nursi) Power must serve the truth, justice, reality, nation, and religious and national values. And this is possible when the laws,…

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The main road of the Ahl al-Sunnah leads to the guidance of Allah

Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah, Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said that the ummah never unanimously agrees on misguidance. The muslim ummah has done what the Prophet said; we have never unanimously agreed on misguidance. On the contrary, we almost unanimously, 90%, have agreed on the guidance of the Qur’an and the Sunnah. The ummah obeyed the commands of the Qur’an, thus we loved and obeyed the Prophet. The Ahl al-Sunnah wal-Jamaah has learned Islam from the Prophet, accepted him as the best example of a…

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The Pen 28th issue

Editor’s Letter: The main road of the Ahl al-Sunnah leads to the guidance of Allah Yunus Emre Pehlivan If you give up Sunnah, you perish Enes Çalık You cannot achieve your goal by wrong means Zakir Çetin Is the intercession a reality? İdris Tüzün   The illness of the century: Double standard Arif Emre Gündüz Be patient with each other and stay strong A story a lesson A window of reflection opened to the knowledge of Allah Muhammed Said Arpacı  Obedience to Divine Law and obedience to egoistic caprice The Third Word from…

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Bediuzzaman Said Nursi dedicated his entire life to Islam

Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah, First of all, let me share the good news with you. A new translation of three epistles of the Risale-i Nur in English has been published: The Resurrection Epistle, The Short Words, and The Five Epistles. This new, critical English translation of the Risale-i Nur Corpus by Hayrat Foundation is the fruit of an exhaustive, line-by-line analysis of the text in the Ottoman original, including a comprehensive comparison with the previous Arabic translation. The goal has been to achieve an unprecedented accuracy in conveying the richness…

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